An autopsy confirmed the death of a Churchill County Jail inmate as a suicide.
Sheriff Ben Trotter said Billey Stanberry’s death was ruled suicide by hanging after deputies discovered the Fallon resident’s body at about 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
Stanberry was found hanging from the cell bars as his cellmate slept.
Trotter said the investigation is still open, although the CCSO is waiting for a toxicology report.
Stanberry, 48, was also a person of interest by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office in the murder of Ryan Petty, 47, of Spanish Springs.
Trotter said Stanberry’s cellmate was questioned about the death, …